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Personlig presentationDr. McConnell joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) in
November 2008 after being named the Medical Center’s first Chief Executive
Officer. WFBMC is composed of the fully integrated healthcare system (Wake
Forest Baptist Health), Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest
Innovations. As CEO, he had the overall responsibility for the Medical
Center’s research, commercialization, education, and patient care programs.
The Medical Center’s annual operating budget is $2.5B. Previously, Dr.
McConnell was the Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs at the
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In that capacity he had the
overall executive responsibility for the UT Southwestern faculty physician
practice, University Hospitals, and outpatient clinics.
A urologist and translational researcher by training, Dr. McConnell has served
on the Advisory Board of National Institutes of Health-National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and was elected to the National
Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2004. He has
received the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary
Surgeons and the Fuller Award from the American Urological Association in
recognition of his contributions to the field of prostate disease. He has
published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and ten books.
Dr. McConnell has been a consultant, advisory board member and clinical trial
leader to medical device and pharmaceutical companies, including Merck,
Glaxo and Pfizer. More recently, he has help internal colleagues and start-up
companies seeking to commercialize digital health platforms. He serves on the
Advisory Board of FCA Health Innovation Fund I and II.